Michikazu SakaiKagawa, Japan
Raised surrounded by pottery, Michikazu Sakai, native of Suaka, Nagno, was not initially interested in ceramics. The art form captured his attention in high school. Michikazu went on to graduate from Okayama Prefecture Bizen Ceramic Center where he met his wife, Tomoko (also a Guild artisan). He creates ceramics in a wide variety of styles including Oribe, Kohiki, and Yakishime. His works are fired in a wood burning kiln, each is full of character and intended for everyday use.